We’ve lined up five collaborations with some of the U.S.’s most respected and highly regarded breweries to produce a collection of beers that will be released throughout the summer.
We’re chuffed that so many of our favourite breweries and some of the closest friends we’ve made within the industry have come together to work with us to help celebrate Rooster’s latest milestone anniversary. The majority of the collabs will be available at Suds With Buds, which is exciting enough, our pals from Bale Breaker, Everywhere and Green Cheek will flying in for the occasion, especially to pour their beers, which Rooster’s is exclusively air-freighting into the UK, along with the Odell and Crooked Stave, just for the festival!
The first American Celebration release was brewed with Crooked Stave from Denver, Colorado. Southbound, a 5.0% NZ Pils, released in both can and keg on June 5th.
On June 19th [Insert Name Here], an American Pale Ale brewed with Bale Breaker, from Yakima in Washington State and What’s That In Litres?, a Juicy Pale Ale, will be released at the same time. What’s That In Litres? represents Rooster’s third collaboration in recent years with Odell Brewing Co., one of the largest craft breweries in the U.S., based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The fourth collaboration will be a three-way collaboration with California’s Green Cheek Beer Co., recent winners of no fewer than four medals at the 2023 World Beer Cup and Everywhere, a relatively new start-up brewery that’s quickly developed a strong reputation on the West Coast for the range and quality of their beers. The resulting beer, Everything’s Just Swell!, is set to be launched at Suds With Buds.
Georgia’s New Realm Brewing Co. will complete the set towards the end of the summer. The Atlanta-based brewery was co-founded by Mitch Steele, one of the most revered brewers in the U.S. and who, quite literally, wrote the book on brewing American IPA’s
American influence has always been at the core of our DNA, with founding brewer, Sean Franklin having pioneered a new style of beer using new world hops he imported from the USA in the early 1990s; something that, up to that point, had never been done in the UK before.
Our affinity with the U.S. beer scene and culture remains strong since we took over the brewery in 2011. Both Tom and Ol regularly visit the States for hop harvests, conferences and general inspiration.
We’re delighted that we can continue to show our love for American craft beer, three decades on, with this American Celebration series.
Published June 2023.